The WHO Country Office in Romania was established in January 1991 in Bucharest in order to carry out a series of priority activities. These activities consisted of drug supply and rehabilitation of medical equipment, primary health care, and mother and child care which includes family planning, nursing, mental health, and AIDS. Today the Country Office’s main objective is to support the Ministry of Health and Romanian Government in developing health policy and improving the health of the population. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Romania and includes 2 staff members.

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Health ministers in South-eastern Europe commit to achieving universal health coverage

Ministers from 10 countries in the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) met in Belgrade on 22-23 June 2015 and agreed on joint regional and national actions towards securing universal health coverage.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Romania
Maison des Nations Unies
B-dul 48A Primaverii, Sector 1
Bucharest RO-011975
Tel.: +40 212017888, +40 726785380
Fax: +40 212017889

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Intr. Cristian Popişteanu, Nr. 1-3, Sector 1
Bucharest RO-010024
Fax: +40 21 312 4916

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Romania are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
  • strengthening of preparedness, surveillance and response
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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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